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Finish Writing Your Novels

The last post was only the beginning of my opinions/advice on novel writing. Here’s the second part. Advice to Aspiring Novelists 2: Finish Writing Novels Originally published 9 Jul 2009. I’m back with more advice about publishing a novel that … Continue reading

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Perfecting Your Craft

I’ve done a lot of fiction writing, and have even had people pay me to publish some of it. I’ve also completed a few novels, but I’ve never published any. That said, I have opinions. I know – shocking! So … Continue reading

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Korean Culture Lesson

Back in 2008, I ran a one-shot called “Beast of Namgakksan,” which was set in Korea during the Japanese invasion of the 16th century, known as the Imjin War. A very important part of Korean culture and history was social … Continue reading

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Medieval Urbanity

Looking back through Sword’s Edge, there are a lot of articles that might still be of interest. While I am not writing fiction or creating much these days – between my actual job, my Master’s program, and my family, I’m … Continue reading

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You Aren’t Special . . . Yet

If you are planning to sell your writing, you need to remember that you are not a special snowflake. I know you’ve heard that a lot, but it’s important to understand it. It’s important to understand that you need to … Continue reading

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Description Comes Later

I am the first to admit that I am not good with description. My first drafts are often like scripts with dialogue and character action but very little setting description. In the past, I’ve struggled to force myself to include … Continue reading

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Write What You Read

Everyone has heard “write what you know.” How people define “know” is, of course, variable, but it is fair enough advice on the face of it – if you don’t know about sub-hunting in WWII, don’t write fiction about sub-hunting … Continue reading

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